I’m disabled so I have a service animal the I use her puppy 🐶stroller to help me walk, and they were totally fine with it.☀️
I order the capellini frequently. This time it looked like someone in the kitchen broke the noodles in half before throwing them into the pot. This is supposed to be an Italian restaurant. And then somebody forgot to screw the top on the bottle of hot pepper flakes. My wife dumped the entire container on her entree. The waiter got another entree very quickly and we had an uneventful dinner after that.
I was very pleased with the service and ambiance. The food was very tasty as well. It was a cold night when we dined, so we chose to sit inside. One problem we had was the temperature was chilly inside, and the servers kept leaving the doors open when they walked through them. Other than that it was a great experience.
Great ambience, attractive renovation, fun atmosphere, good seating, food is tasty. Our waiter Steve was personable and attentive. Wine list for Chardonnay lover’s is limited.
We live the new ambience, the food is delicious and help is friendly, helpful and enjoyable to interact with!
Reasonable priced and great service. Disappointing sauce on the chicken parm.
The lasagna was wonderful. Went to Italy in September and this was the closet to the lasagna I had there!
I've only refused to tip the waiter on two occasions, and this dining experience was one of them. The bus boy did a better job of taking our check and bringing our food than the actual waiter. While we did catch the waiter chatting it up with other customers for well over 15 min at one point, we only ever talked to him twice. Once to tell him we needed more time and the second to give him our orders.
I've been to this restaurant once before and the service was awesome, but this guy was just a horrible waiter. I won't be coming back.
Food and service were excellent. The meals are very creative, prepared with great skill and very reasonably priced. One of our favorites.
Lovely, near the beach in Carlsbad. This was a last minute meeting place with a friend. We sat on a sunny terrace with the ocean breeze blowing across (the well-screened parking lot). Delightful.
The location and ambiance are beautiful. However, we were expecting authentic Italian and it is more of an Americanized Italian. The flavor was good but the pasta was not al dente.
This was our second visit to Fresco because we found their menu was varied, the prices are decent and in general it was a great place for supper. When we are in Carlsbad again, we would definitely eat at Fresco's.
This is a really nice restaurant remodeled with a very urban chic atmosphere. Inside is very loud when busy but outside is lovely with nice heaters when it’s cold. This food is not cheap but top of the line home made dishes. The portions are reasonable mostly with salads being very large and shareable. We love it and are locals so frequent often.
We were there for a business dinner. The food is good with an extensive menu but service was painfully slow
My friend and I loved everything about our lunch yesterday...friendly/knowledgeable service, beautiful environment and very good food.
Food was poor quality. Shrimp were rubbery. We will not go back.
Fresco was unbelievable. Free valet parking, loud bar but very quiet table, great service and the best shrimp/scallop fettuccini I think I've ever had. My wife said her chicken risotto was just as good. And everything was reasonable. Would go back in a second.
Nice place, good food, but the noise level was out of control. Could not carry on a conversation with other couple.
Great food, service is a bit slow but they are very nice. Love that the owner always walks around and checks on your experience. This is my fav spot in Carlsbad
Couldn’t be better!
Meals were great. Server was attentive but not intrusive. For her birthday, daughter was given a cannoli dessert with a sparkler. The remodel is nice, lighter than before. We sat inside, but outside there is a patio for dining. A little loud, but we were able to hear each other...sometimes in the newer restaurants we are finding that the acoustics are so bad that you can't visit with your own dining mates because it's too loud. In this case we could definitely hear each other even with the energetic crowd.
Great birthday meal with friends! A little noisy in the main room, but it is a fun environment!
I had the seafood with pasta dish (forget what it's called). The sauce was delicious and pasta was cooked al dente. However, while the 1 piece of shrimp on the top of the dish was very fresh, the calamari, clams were tough and the fish had a dry texture and no taste. I would not order this again.
My husband had the flat pasta with meat sauce and meatballs. He said it was very good.
Both portions were generous and the price was reasonable.
We did not like the noise level even though there weren't very many people there, but this is the case of many restaurants. They are deafeningly loud. Also, the wood chairs were very uncomfortable (suggest tie on cushions for diners' comfort.
Food and service was very good, noise level was so high could not have any conversation
Really wanted to love this place because the aesthetic is so cute! I've run by it a few times and had a chance to come by for lunch. It was a Monday. Reservation was for 1:30, but the rest of my party arrived late, so we were sat around 2:15. Definitely not the lunch rush. It took at least 20 minutes to get a server and when he did come by, he was harried and short, asking what we wanted without even explaining the specials (the menu had a number of X of the day items). We had to ask numerous times for things like oil and vinegar for the bread (while the table beside us had it sitting there, ours did not), beverages, refills, etc. We really wanted to try some appetizers, but as long as it took just to get a server to greet us, we knew we didn't have time. The food came out fairly quickly, so it's a service issue that should be able to be remedied but, unfortunately, with so many other great dining options in North County San Diego, this is one we won't be trying again.
The restaurant was too noisy, extremely loud. Trying to have a conversation over dinner was impossible. Below average service. Overall, disappointing and an unfortunate dining experience.
Was a little shocked at the flavor of the food pasta was not homemade , sauce was bland , very disappointed in the overall food from sea bass to pasta dishes not authentic as I thought it would be. Beautiful room great location .
Great recommendations by our server. Food was delicious & fresh! Highly recommend. Salmon was amazing!
We've enjoyed many good meals here. The beet salad is exceptional.
Excellent NYE menu 3 course ! Had rack of lamb with the purple potato mash, Noci salad,(which was much nicer then the almond salad),and the lemoncello dessert which was a great surprise in a champagne flute from an Italian company I've had before. The noise level was more then "energetic" it really killed giving this restaurant a perfect rating, and it was quite cold with the patio doors opening & closing, and our table was in the middle of the room of walls of windows and concrete bare floors. Will dine again because the food , service & wine list was fantastic, but will opt for the patio and possibly a late lunch/early dinner next time.